Considering Art Podcast – Victoria Cantons, painter and photographer

In this episode, Victoria Cantons takes us through her troubled transgender history from childhood to her transitioning at the age of 39. She tells how photography became her first artistic expression before she opted for painting and fulfilled her long-held wish to go to art school. She also talks about learning technique from both contemporary artists as well as old masters and how her recent self-portraits express themes of power, identity and gender politics.

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Considering Art Podcast – Marie-Thérèse Ross, multi-media artist

In this episode, Marie-Thérèse Ross talks about how her sculptural skills developed from collages, how she developed the idea for anthropomorphic furniture, how fragmentation expresses the sense of movement in her work, her fascination with birds and animals through which she can sometimes express anger and her recent collaboration with a composer.

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Considering Art Podcast – Andrea Tyrimos, painter

In this latest episode, prize-winning British painter Andrea Tyrimos talks about how art has been a way for channelling stress, how she began her career mixing street art with fine art, how public art has always been close to her heart, and how in solo exhibitions such as Bipolar Picasso and Resilient, she came to combine large-scale portraits with immersive audio recordings that focus on mental health.

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Considering Art Podcast – Felicity Marshall, painter and illustrator

In this latest podcast, Australian painter and illustrator Felicity Marshall talks about how disaster struck her in the 1980s, how she is inspired by the nature in the Victorian coastal area in which she lives, how she trained in classical ballet in addition to studying Fine Art, how 17 years working in the film industry influenced her artistic style, and how she began illustrating and, subsequently, writing children’s books.

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Considering Art Podcast – Fanny Rush, portrait painter

For two decades, Fanny Rush has been painting the portraits of high profile figures from the world of entertainment, business, politics and elsewhere. In our latest podcast episode, she tells why she gave up a successful career in the fashion and commercial film industries for painting, how she fell in love with portraiture, who influences her and how she goes about her work.

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Ishbel Myerscough – Grief, Longing and Love

There’s an underlying sense of sadness in this new exhibition by British portrait artist Ishbel Myerscough. Half way through preparing for the show, her mother died suddenly without warning. This followed the death two months earlier of her father-in-law.

There’s nothing like the death of a close parent to remind one of one’s own mortality but also to cherish what one has and holds. Grief, Longing and Love provides a series of intimate portraits of family and friends that captures stages in life’s journey from the innocence of youth through the experiences of motherhood to family bereavement.

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Henrik Uldalen – Lethe

It’s a common theme in history that reactionary groups look back to a so-called golden age, believing that society’s ills will be cured if one returned to the values of the good old days. It’s never that simple of course and the idea of a false collective memory looking at the past through a rose-tinted filter is the theme of Henrik Uldalen’s new solo exhibition, Lethe, at JD Malat Gallery.

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